IDA organised visits to sites in North West

Mayo, Cavan, Leitrim, Donegal bottom of IDA list of site visits in 2018.

Sligo News File.

There were only four IDA site visits to Mayo in the first half of 2018, according to the Minister for Business and Enterprise.

In the same period the IDA laid on more than 140 visits to sites in Dublin.

IDA promotion of the North West included just one site visit to Cavan, eight to Roscommon, four to Mayo, six to Leitrim, eight to Sligo, and three to Donegal.

Rural areas of the region continue to struggle economically, most of all the farming sector. Services also have been cut on a massive scale. Provision of much promised speed broadband is still as far away as ever.

The Sligo-Leitrim constituency alone has four TDs – Tony McLoughlin, Fine Gael, Marc MacSharry and Eamon Scanlon, Fianna Fail, and Martin Kenny Sinn Fein